SPP Pumps Limited

`Engineered Pumping Solutions Focused on Markets where Application Knowledge, Service and Expertise Add Value`. For more than 130 years SPP Pumps has been a leading manufacturer of centrifugal pumps and associated systems, a global principal in design, supply and servicing of pumps, pump packages and equipment for a wide range of applications and industry sectors. SPP pumps and systems are installed in all continents providing valuable high integrity services for diverse industries, such as oil and gas production, water and waste water treatment, power generation, construction, mines and for large industrial plants.

Company details

1420 Lakeview, Arlington Business Park , Theale Reading , Berkshire RG7 4SA United Kingdom

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Pumps & Pumping
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1875

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Major SPP Pumps Applications

Major applications include water treatment & supply, sewage & waste water treatment, fire protection, and mobile pumps for rental sectors, for which our low life cycle cost and environmental considerations are fundamental design priorities.

Test Facilities and ISO Accreditations

With over 300 staff worldwide, SPP Pumps main R&D, manufacturing and test facilities are centrally located in a modern purpose built UK facility, whilst local sites operate in the US, France, South Africa, Singapore and Dubai.

All operations are ISO 9001 accredited, and SPP Pumps commits to the ISO 9001-2000 goals of continual improvement for customer satisfaction.

SPP Pumps After Sales Service

SPP Pumps products are supported by an after sales service division that provides complete global customer care in field service, planned maintenance, spares supply and regional repair centres, located near to major demand.

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SPP Pumps requires the highest standards of manufacturing excellence from its facilities around the world. This is crucial to the on-going growth and development of the company. At the main manufacturing facility located in the UK, SPP Pumps set the highest standards attainable in the industry for quality and reliability.

SPP Pumps distinguishes its product split between pre-engineered standard products and fully customised equipment engineered and packaged to order. The extensive manufacturing and testing capabilities reflect this wide and diverse product range.

Manufacturing Planning System

To ensure efficient use of production resources, an MRPII manufacturing planning system is utilised. Assembly areas are segregated into the main product groups; standard pumps, industrial fire pumps, contractors pumps and engineered products. The machine shop is planned in cell layout with individual cells specialising in types, or ranges of components. CNC machines are linked by a DNC system allowing programming to be carried out on the machine or offline.

Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing principles ensure that SPP Pumps are always focused on continuous improvement to support their 'Right First Time' philosophy. Customers are always welcome to visit the facility, either during manufacturing or when equipment is on test.

Test Facility

Testing, including witness testing, of all SPP's range of pumps is performed at SPP's own extensive in-house test facility. The main test area has a 1.4 million litre test tank with a depth of 6 metres. It can test pressures up to 50 bar, flows up to 2000 l/s and powers up to 800kW at 6.6kV, 400kW at 415V and 400kW at 60Hz. Generators can be used for higher powers or voltages.

Future Plans

SPP are planning an exciting new development at their manufacturing site to increase the build and test facilities to cater for both the growth of the business and also the increase in size and weight of the product. SPP’s current test pit is 6m deep and has cranes with a maximum lift of 20 tonnes and a headroom of approximately 20m. Within the new development this will increase the pit depth to 12m, provide cranes with a maximum lift capacity of 60 tonnes and headroom of 35m respectively. This new development will bring great benefits to SPP, not only with the additional size and lifting capabilities but most importantly will reduce health and safety risks caused by congestion and inadequate lifting facilities. In addition, noisy engines on test will be able to be isolated more easily therefore reducing the need for ear protection.

Pumps Manufacturing Planning System

To ensure efficient use of production resources, an MRPII manufacturing planning system is utilised. Assembly areas are segregated into the main product groups; standard pumps, industrial fire pumps, contractors pumps and engineered products. The machine shop is planned in cell layout with individual cells specialising in types, or ranges of components. CNC machines are linked by a DNC system allowing programming to be carried out on the machine or offline.

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Pumps Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing principles ensure that SPP Pumps are always focused on continuous improvement to support their 'Right First Time' philosophy. Customers are always welcome to visit the facility, either during manufacturing or when equipment is on test.

Pumps Test Facility

Testing, including witness testing, of all SPP's range of pumps is performed at SPP's own extensive in-house test facility. The main test area has a 1.4 million litre test tank with a depth of 6 metres. It can test pressures up to 50 bar, flows up to 2000 l/s and powers up to 800kW at 6.6kV, 400kW at 415V and 400kW at 60Hz. Generators can be used for higher powers or voltages.

Total Pumping Solutions
For over 130 years SPP Pumps has been a leading manufacturer of centrifugal pumps and associated systems, a global principle in design, supply and servicing of pumps, pump packages and equipment.

Pumping Solutions Worldwide
SPP pumps and systems are installed in all continents providing valuable high integrity services for diverse industries, such as oil and gas production, water and waste water treatment, power generation, construction, mines and for large industrial plants.

1875 - 1878

Founded in 1875, a British Engineer bought the patent rights of the Pulsometer Pump from an American, Thomas Hall. 'The Pulsometer Engineering Company Ltd' was born. From this came the birth of the Company as it is known today.

1901

The Company moved from London to new premises in Reading, UK and expanded rapidly.

1961

Pulsometer Engineering joined Sigmund Pumps of Gateshead making one of the largest pump companies in Europe, known as Sigmund Pulsometer Pumps, SPP for short.

1986

SPP acquired Henry Sykes plc adding the famous 'Sykes' pumps to its range. The Sykes facility was completely redeveloped and in 1987 all manufacturing was moved to Coleford, in the West of England, where it is today.

1989

After a brief period of ownership by the Braithewaite Group, SPP was acquired by the TBG group in 1989 as part of Sterling Fluid Systems.

2003 - Present

SPP was acquired by our parent company, Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL). SPP launched the Lowest Life-Cycle Cost Series pumps in October 2004 in order to match the requirements of the 21st Century Industrial & Water Utility customers. We continue to release new products like our range of ISO 5199 process pumps as well as our E- Series dewatering Pumps in 2015 and our updated range of transformer oil pumps.

SPP is now a truly global company with the main R&D, manufacturing and test facilities centrally located in the UK and local sales, production, test and service sites in the USA, India, France, Italy, Poland, South Africa, Singapore, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Future

With a heritage to be proud of and extensive application experience and engineering skills, SPP will continue to maintain its reputation for quality and value ensuring that all market and customer needs are met.

SPP continues to evolve.

Our Vision

SPP Pumps strives to be acknowledged as a Quality, Environmental, Safety and Health (QESH) industry leader in Pumps and Pumping Systems, providing innovative solutions and services to meet the needs of our customers in line with the principles of sustainable development, responsible care and quality product.

Our Principles

We conduct our businesses with respect and care for the environment and without compromising the health and safety of people, whether employees, customers or citizens around the world

We continuously improve our business processes while meeting or exceeding legal or regulatory or other requirements and appropriate international standards. 

We provde high quality products and services to make our customers successful and add value to our business.

We provide an environment for open and transparent communication of QESH matters.

We recognize that the skills and involvement of our employees are essential for understanding and fulfilling the needs of our company and customers.

We provide the necessary resources to achieve our vision.

Our Commitment

In order to follow these principles SPP Pumps Ltd will:

  • Integrate QESH into all business strategies and processes.
  • Manage QESH effectively by evoMng, implementing and maintaining a best practice, process oriented, risk based, Integrated management system.
  • Assess and manage the QESH risks of the business throughout product life cycle and the environmental impacts from past practices.
  • Measure QESH performance and develop annual and long term QESH objectives to acbleve continuous, sustainable improvement.
  • Verify compliance with internal and external requirements through audits and comply with international standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
  • Address QESH issues and their impact on practices, processes and products to alignour business with public and customer expectations
  • Promote QESH awareness and enhance confidence of internal and externalstakeholders in our business by communication, consultation, training and advising.
  • Hold every employee accountable for their commitment to our principles to ensure the prevention of ill health, prevention of pollution and quality of products and services.

This policy is reviewed on an annual basis.